Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rinnam... dealing with loans

Rinnam... dealing with loans

- By J.P. Pereira

Comedian Ambe has presented dramas with many social messages. This time he deals with loans and borrowings but ends up with a critical look at the sexual exploitation of women. �Rinnam� the tiatr could have gone into detail of the advantages and disadvantages of borrowings, but does so only to some extent.
Julius and Caesar are brothers married to Valanka and Sarita. Unfortunately, both the brothers are suffering from cancer. While Julius accepts his fate and undergoes treatment, Caesar with the help of his wife tends to listen to people and avails treatment from various doctors and quacks, borrowing from people to pay for this expenditure. Through �Pentagon� the local gossip, Sarita borrows from David, apparently a generous and kind hearted human. Soon Caesar dies and the lenders come knocking. The fate of this woman completes the story of the play.

The comedy does offset the tragic situations and the play is evenly balanced but the first half seems a bit tedious during the main sequences. The cast has Yvonne as Valanka, giving a good performance but should slow down her dialogue delivery in the scenes depicting anger. Cynette is impressive as the down and out Sarita, especially in the latter half. Anthony San and Justino play the two brothers in style while Caetano (Bebo) does a fine act as the irritating but funny �Pentagon.� David acts well as the benevolent money lender and Frankie, Trindade, Connie-M and C D�Silva lend good support. Ambe and Aurelius provide lots of humour.
Connie-M renders the theme song. Besides these there are some good songs from Anthony San, C D'Silva, Cajie, Aurelius, David, Trindade and a touching tribute to the late Maxie Arts, from A.M. Pacheco.
The drama has a good message. Not to be missed!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Dalgado's Anniversary celebrated

Dalgado's Anniversary celebrated

The Official Language Act is a deliberate attempt to alienate nearly 5 lakh Goans who read and write Konknni in the Roman script, said Dr. Olivinho Gomes, fomer Vice-Chancellor of Goa University.

Speaking at a function organized by Dalgado Konknni Akademi to commemorate the 154th birth anniversary of Mons. Sebastiao Rudolfo Dalgado, Dr. Gomes termed this attempt as a ‘cultural and political genocide’ and cited the example of Switzerland, home to 4 official languages, which respected the diversity of its people. He paid glowing tributes to Mons. Dalgado and dwelt at length on his life and his scholarly contribution to preserve the Konknni language.

Dr. Pandurang Phaldesai, Member Secretary, Kala Akademi who graced the occasion as Guest of Honor, praised the monumental works of Mons. Dalgado and urged the young writers to be torch-bearers of the society.

The Guests also lighted the traditional lamp to inaugurate the Workshop on Short Story and Novel Writing. Floral offerings and a minute’s silence was observed as a mark of respect to Mons. Dalgado.

Resource persons for the day-long workshop were Damodar Mauzo, noted Konknni story writer and Sahitya Akademy award winner, and Pundalik Naik, well known Konknni writer and dramatist and former President of Goa Konknni Akademi. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of Tiatr Akademi was the moderator for both the sessions. Over 60 writers who attended the workshop were presented with certificates of participation.

Earlier, Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) welcomed and Jose Salvador Fernandes, Secretary of DKA, proposed the vote of thanks.

Thomas Fernandes, Treasurer of DKA compered.

Photo Caption: Dr. Olivinho Gomes, fomer Vice-Chancellor of Goa University seen lighting the lamp to inaugurate the day long workshop on Konknni Short story and Novel writing. Also seeen are Dr. Pandurang Phaldesai, member secretary of Kala Academy, DKA president Premanand A. Lotlikar and Secretary Jose Salvador Fernandes.


Panjim: 04th April, 2009

Dalgado’s 154th Birth Anniversary

Dalgado Konkani Akademi (DKA) will observe the 154th birth anniversary of Mons. Sebastiao Rudolf Dalgado on 8th May, 2009 from 9. 45 a.m. onwards with a full day programme at the Black Box, Kala Akademy, Panjim. Dr. Olivinho Gomes, a renowned Konkani writer and the former Head of Department of Konkani in Goa University will be the Chief Guest. The President of DKA, Shri. Premanand Lotlikar will preside over the function.

The brief inaugural function will be followed by a workshop on writing of ‘Short Stories’ in Konkani. Shri. Damodar Mauzo, Sahitya Akademy award winner, will guide the participants on writing and on finer aspects of ‘Short Stories’. The post lunch session will be on the writing of ‘Novel’ in Konkani. This session will be conducted by Shri. Pundalik Naik, Sahitya Akademi awardee and the Chairman of Advisory Committee for Konkani, Sahitya Akademy, Delhi. Both sessions will be chaired by Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of Tiatr Akademi Goa. These workshops are being organized in order to improve the quality of ‘Short Stories’ and ‘Novels’ in Konkani.

All Konkani writers particularly writers of Konkani in Roman script are invited to attend the workshops. Those interested may contact the Secretary of DKA, Jose Salvador Fernandes or the office in charge Mr. Caitano Pereira, on or before 7th May, 2009.

Goa-World.Com Team adds:
This Press Release is as forwarded by Tomazinho Cardoso to Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter.
Due to short time available, we are providing DKA Secretary's private email for possible last minute contact enquiries.
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Phone: 0832 2742844

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Secretary, Dalgado Konknni Akademi
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